Hello to all my friends out there in 'Blogdom'!
This morning I was reading out ot the Apocrypha in the section of Wisdom of Solomon and I found this interesting phrase:
'THE AUTHOR OF BEAUTY' and I could'nt resist comtemplating on that phrase. As I have written numerous times before, the daylilies always bring me into awesome contemplation on beauty and the Author of Beauty.
When we look at a painting
or a photograph
or a flower
or a wood carving
or a statue
such as 'David
We not only see the beauty
we love the beauty
we adore the beauty
we may even covet the beauty.
So with great effort and much
we pursue that beauty, even if at times that pursuing,
no matter the sacrifice,
we have conquered!
And yet we have lost-
be it relationships,
we have lost.
While all the time the very thing
the thing we coveted,
became our demise.
How easy to forget
The Creator that gave to us
to create a thing of beauty.
When in all reality,
He and only He is
the Author of Beauty.
Then and only then can we truly appreciate what we have been
given, given to
not to idolize,
not to worship,
because we think we created it.
Oh may we humble ourselves and worship the Creator of all things, the Author of Beauty!
John 15:5 says "...without Me you can do nothing". We need to think on that and really know what that means!
Below are some of the beauties I have been blessed to have a small part in with our Author of Beauty. They are all out of one of my favorite cultivars, RUFFLED STRAWBERRY PARFAIT.
red one below as it is also from an IMPERIAL WIZARD seedling X RSP. I dubbed it 'Salmon Catch' as it is the clean color of salmon. It stands 36" tall and is 6-7" in bloom size and has 'quite the teeth'.
evolve in the center. It is very tall and well branched
towering above the others?
It is a whopping 52" high! I 'dubbed'
it 'Neck High' as that's where it reaches
up to me! The pic at the top of this
blog is a closeup of it. It is out of a tall
BROADWAY RUBY SLIPPERS
seedling which was ver unexpected
because BRS is very red BUT quite
The deep red one below, with a red halo is out of a JAMAICAN MID-NIGHT seedling x RSP. It too is quite tall. It has a definite black overlay to it and seems to go darker to the edge.
This JAMAICAN MIDNIGHT seedling x RSP stands 44" tall! I garden named it "Above All Else". This bloomed for the first time last year in our horrible summer so I am just hoping and praying that it will shine even more with at least an average summer!
petals, some undulating ruffles and gold glitz.
"Just what I wanted!" It is fully related to the cherry red seedling above, and yet it has ivory teeth and much deeper colors! It is one of the latest bloomers in the garden which really sets off a spark of color near the end of the season.
MIDNIGHT seedling X RSP. It is a rose mauve with true lavender/grape ruffles and watermarked eye that is lined in purple. I never would have guessed this combination of colors, much less the amount of ruffles coming from a JAMAICAN MIDNIGHT seedling!
and it as you can tell by now has RSP as the other parent. Again the camera doesn't capture how it just 'beams' out as you as you look at it , but it does! I garden named it 'Beam". I might just breed it to the one above and double up on the color and on RSP and mabe put some ruffely teeth on the edge! It is a late bloomer like RSP.
The one below is a full sib with completely different colors and characteristics-that's what I so enjoy about breeding-the element of surprise!
X RSP and has very wide petals again with a wonderful toothy glitzy yellow edge. It's first year of bloom gave only 10 buds and 2way branching (during that horrible summer I wrote about) and is 28" x 5.5"
photo to the right.First year bloom, bad summer weather and yet three blooms at one time on a well branched scape!
Below is a full sib garden-named 'Curley Cewels' taken after a downpour in the night. It is a pink rose with yellow tendrils and teeth, a deep green throat.
below, Green Teeth for obvious reasons.
WBPXRSP "Triple Pink"
The two photos below is of a full sib garden-named "Wiskers".
Apocrypha Wisdom of Soloman 13:3-5
'If through delight in the beauty of these things men assumed them to be gods, let them know how much better than these is their Lord, for the Author of Beauty created them. And if men were amazed at their power and working, let them perceive from them how much powerful is He who formed them. For from the greatness and beauty of created things comes corresponding perception of their Creator.
It is my hope that you will be reminded how special you are as one of Gods' beautiful creations and that you will look at life a little differently when you recognize the AUTHOR OF BEAUTY in a very real and personal way.